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Chenega Corporation Financial Management/Budget Specialist III in Washington, District Of Columbia


The Financial Management/Budget Specialist III supports the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO), the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Special Programs Division (SAF/AQL), and US Air Force combat and sustainment activities. Following applicable federal, Department of Defense and Air Force acquisition policy, law, regulation and guidance, the Financial Management/Budget Specialist III assists the Contracting Officer in acquisition of critically needed national security capabilities.


  • Manage the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process

  • Provide staff support

  • Perform analysis of program funding for all PPBE phases and other budget exercises

  • Research and analyze program funding and execution trends data from sources, like the Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Develop cost estimating models, life cycle cost estimates, and independent government cost estimates

  • Perform cost/benefit analyses, affordability analyses, cost estimating drills, economic analyses, and other cost assessments as required

  • Apply finance expertise in the areas of requirements generation process, planning, programming, budgeting, execution process, and program life cycle costs

  • Identify issues, recommend solutions, and aid and advice associated with acquisition management of the SAP portfolio

  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may have formal supervisory responsibilities, including hiring, onboarding, oversight of time keeping, performance assessments, managing tasking, reporting, and oversight of other contract staff

  • Mentor and provide quality review of work products and deliverables of more junior staff as well as leading specific projects

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field, like accounting, business administration, contracts, economics, finance, law, purchasing, or related discipline

  • 4+ additional years’ experience may be used in lieu of a degree, contingent upon customer approval

  • Master’s degree is preferred

  • 15+ years’ experience

  • Additional education or relevant higher-level certifications may be used in lieu of experience, contingent upon customer approval

  • Special Access Program (SAP) experience.

  • Experience on similar types of programs may be used in lieu of SAP experience, contingent upon customer approval

  • Active and valid driver’s license

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to successfully complete a Government Counterintelligence Scope Polygraph (CI Poly)

  • DAWIA or FAC Level III certified or equivalent is preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Proficient in classified accounting systems

  • Momentum is preferred

  • Ability to work under aggressive schedules with demanding performance requirements

  • Ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS

  • Required to adhere to Chenega Corporation mandate that all employees must be fully vaccinated to COVID-19 by December 8, 2021

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